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Dengue Cases On Rise In Sudurpaschim : Health Directorate

Dengue fever infection has spread in Sudurpaschim Province districts since past four months.

According to Sudurpaschim Province Health Directorate, the infection is on rise since mid-May. The Province so far has reported 162 cases of dengue.

“Now, the infection has been detected in the hilly districts as well,” Directorate programme focal person Hemraj Joshi. The Province Government and Directorate are facilitating the medical team deputed for containment of infection.

According to the Directorate, so far Kailali have 41 cases of dengue followed by 33 in Darchula, 32 in Kanchanpur, 14 in Doti, seven in Achham, nine each in Dadeldhura and Baitadi, and eight each in Bajhang and Bajura. The figure may be higher than on record.

The Directorate insists on the role of public for control of dengue infection. They need to contribute for building adverse atmosphere for mosquito breeding. He said the infection wave will slow down after mid-October.

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